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The Living Room: Not visible in the photo are a gas fireplace and garden views -

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Last updated: 07/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Here's your opportunity to experience being pampered, while maintaining your privacy at the Enchanted Cottage!

Located only three blocks from the beach and one block south of the beautiful Del Mar Plaza, you can enjoy all that the area has to offer without the crowds and mess of 'on-the-sand' properties! The cottage, (which is a NO SMOKING property), is completely landscaped with fountains, flowers, and fruit trees, and enclosed with custom fencing. There is a 'peek-of-the-ocean' view from the front of the house.

Indoors, you can relax with a 46' HD flat screen tv, or keep the children entertained with the Play Station 3.

From one of the front patios, you can relax in the porch swing savoring your morning coffee - all the while being entertained by the parade of locals, pets & tourists on their way to the beach or Starbucks! Or, head down to Starbucks yourself for coffee w/the locals (one block downhill) & enjoy the people parade there... In the evening have a glass of wine on the front terrace, sitting in wrought iron chairs by the warm glow of the chiminera - and watch the beautiful play of colors in the sky as the sun sets into the ocean (Yes, you can see the sunset from your front terrace!) Or walk to the Del Mar Plaza for dinner (Il Fornio, Pacifica del Mar, Epazotes - all have spectacular ocean views and spectacular menus)- just a block north...

The house itself is my personal retreat (although it's close to everything, it's very quiet) and has been in my possession for seven years now. During this time it has been completely renovated, and I continue to treat it like my 'baby'. The furnishings include a cheerful mix of antiques, wicker, French country pieces... the living room features a gas fireplace and overlooks the front gardens and 'peek-of-ocean' view.

The dining nook is just off the front entrance and also has windows overlooking the front garden area. The kitchen, located in the center of the cottage, has an arched pass-thru into the living room (so you can cook while still being part of the activities). Featured in the kitchen are a hand-painted floor, Viking appliances (range & dishwasher) in a light yellow ('lemonade' to Viking) and stainless steel. The east end of the kitchen merges into a glassed-in sitting/dining area opening onto the back courtyard and gardens; it is light & airy with sky-lights.

The master bedroom (the 'peach' bedroom) features painted French furnishings and has an extremely comfortable double 'pillow' (queen-size) bed; opening onto its own private atrium area, complete with fountain, ferns, and roses, it is very much a haven. Birds of all kinds visit and add their songs to the gardens. A full bathroom with glassed-in shower is adjacent.

On the other side of the house are two bedrooms and a separate bath, which includes a shower and large tub.

The back bedroom, (the 'green' bedroom) features an antique walnut double bed and dresser set with painted flowers. French doors opening onto the courtyard and gardens create a spacious and airy ambience. For your comfort, the famous 'Temprapedic' mattress (a double) is provided - one of the most comfortable mattresses on which I've ever slept!

The front bedroom (the 'blue' bedroom) contains a white wicker day bed which can be set up as a king, two twins, or one twin/daybed - each version contains a double layer of the'Temprapedic' toppers on top of the feather bed and mattress. Roses and fruit trees peek at you through the front window... The blue bedroom looks outon one of the front terraces and gardens and is the sunniest room in the cottage.

The house itself feels cozy, yet is spacious with an 'indoor-outdoor' feel, and is suitable for children and pets (the landscaping was designed with dogs in mind). The property is completely fenced, with gardens galore. The entire focus of my residence is of tranquility, relaxation, romance and laughter...

Everything possible will be done to customize your stay to fit your requirements - including a welcome package w/flowers & wine -or anything else you might need (including maid service for an additional charge). My wish for you is to truly have an enchanted experience at my cottage!

Keywords: Beach Cottage w/Fenced Yard

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be over twenty-five...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    the cottage is ideal for children; the yard is fenced with keyed gates for security; easy walking distance to parks; brick courtyard for tricycles; all one level...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets MAY be allowed; $125.00 minimum non refundable pet fee required. Dogs need to be 'quiet' as there are neighbors that get upset with barking, beyond what is normal...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    this is an older home (1950's) and unfortunately is not wheelchair accessible...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 1750 SF of living space, Gas F/P, Cable TV (with PPV), VCR/DVD, CD&Tape Player, printer/copier, wireless, Viking Range & D/W, Kitchen & bathrooms fully stocked, Extra Linens & towels, Neptune W&D, 1-car Garage with parking for 1 more car in driveway, on-street parking, Temprapedic mattresses/double pillow mattress Charcoal Grill (BBQ), Chimineras, Covered Patio, Fountains, Flowers! Flowers! Flowers!, Queen, double & day bed(can be made into 2 twins or king or left as a daybed), Cottage has complete water filtration/purification system, outdoor shower with hot and cold water, Welcome package with flowers and wine, etc. NO SMOKING ON THE PROPERTY or INSIDE THE HOUSE...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    variety of books, library just 1/2 block away...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    cards, puzzles, backgammon...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    46' Samsung flat screen tv; downstreaming available from Netflix; Play Station 3, 2nd tv on covered patio...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    46' Samsung flat screen Smart TV with cable; Netflix downstreaming...moreless

  • Toys:

    beach toys available...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Netflix available...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    peek of ocean view and close to beach and parks at 15th St. Just up from Starbucks on Camino del Mar...moreless

  • Village:

    located in the 'historical' area of old Del Mar; one block up from the main street in a quiet established residential area; can walk to beach, parks, restaurants, shopping, library, spas, church, gym...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Charming garden view with large windows on 2 sides...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    A/c for Living area and one bedroom; portable a/c, fans, attic fan...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Whirlpool Duet Dryer located inside the house...moreless

  • Garage:

    Space for one car...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Brick fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wall heating for entire house ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    sheets provided on beds, as well as an extra set in the closet...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Cathedral ceiling with fan, bright and sunny has flat screen tv, stereo, fireplace...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking on street is available...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    driveway, parking for one car and garage parking for one car...moreless

  • Telephone:

    land line...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    beach towels and regulars towels provided as well as bathrobes...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Whirlpool Duet Washer located inside house...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    free standing wood stove, outside...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    2 coffee makers, 1 French Press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    several sets of everyday wear, one set of Noritake 'Garden' china; several sets of silverware; lots of utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Viking (Bausch) dishwasher...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Viking Dishwasher, Viking Stove...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave, coffee bean grinder, electric can opener, toaster oven...moreless

  • Oven:

    Viking oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    coffee, herb and black teas, sugar, spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Viking Stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    2 front yard patios, overlooking garden and street; peek-of-ocean view; enjoy passersby with dogs etc. 1 private patio courtyard in back with fountains...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    a very private covered patio, walled in on 3 sides for reading, relaxing, entertaining with the 2nd tv...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Korean moss lawn, roses, fruit trees, lots of flowers, orchids...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    charcoal barbque; briquettes supplied; marble table for preparation...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$325
$1,995 $5,250
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Pet Fee $150

Notes:

Cleaning fee of $250-$350; additional pets are $75.00 each; see owner/contract for payment schedule (usually 3 payments) See owner/contract for cancellation policy


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Lindberg Field, San Diego Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Miles
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Del Mar Beach

Car: Recommended

In Del Mar (within 1/2 to 3 blocks), boutique shopping, picnics in parks overlooking the beach (with lifeguards & restrooms) & children's play area in the lower park, Walks on beach & lovely walks thru the hills & canyons of Del Mar - w/o getting in your car! Drinks on terrace of the Del Mar Plaza watching the sunset, fine dining at numerous restaurants, concerts-in-the-park, the racetrack, Del Mar Fair during the summer, enjoy use of day spa at Inn L'Auberge (1 blk away), all water activities, Wild Animal Park, San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Lego Land, Disneyland all w/in 1/2 to 2 hour's drive or less, theatres within 10 minutes or so

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Del Mar is one of my favorite places, and when I saw this property I fell in love with it. I love being able to walk to the beach, Del Mar Plaza, around the neighborhood...I love the quiet cozy feel of the area. This cottage has become a sanctuary for me and my friends, and hopefully it will be for you too.

Why the Owner Chose Del Mar, CA, USA:
You can walk almost everywhere and still be in a quiet beautiful property!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
all one level, beautiful views of the neighborhood, garden and ocean


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • The Living Room: Not visible in the photo are a gas fireplace and garden views -

    The Living Room: Not visible in the photo are a gas fireplace and garden views -

  • View of Front Patios

    View of Front Patios

  • View of Painted Floor From Kitchen into Breakfast Area

    View of Painted Floor From Kitchen into Breakfast Area

  • Detail From the "Blue" Room (Front Bedroom)

    Detail From the "Blue" Room (Front Bedroom)

  • View from Living Room Pass Through Bar into Kitchen

    View from Living Room Pass Through Bar into Kitchen

  • Front Bedroom (or "Blue" Room) facing into Front Garden;

    Front Bedroom (or "Blue" Room) facing into Front Garden;

  • The Enchanted Cottage: situated in the Heart of Old Del Mar -

    The Enchanted Cottage: situated in the Heart of Old Del Mar -

  • View of Front Garden with your Hostess (who resides offsite)

    View of Front Garden with your Hostess (who resides offsite)

  • Looking thru laundry area at Jewel, my Great Pyrenees

    Looking thru laundry area at Jewel, my Great Pyrenees

  • Jewell greeting us in kitchen area/breakfast nook

    Jewell greeting us in kitchen area/breakfast nook

  • Front walkway

    Front walkway

  • View thru Peach Bedroom into fountain and garden

    View thru Peach Bedroom into fountain and garden

  • Outside the french doors of the Master Bedroom are fountains, flowers, birds...

    Outside the french doors of the Master Bedroom are fountains, flowers, birds...

  • One of my Great Pyrenees Mountain Dogs, Boris (he also resides offsite)

    One of my Great Pyrenees Mountain Dogs, Boris (he also resides offsite)

  • "Green" Bedroom w/ Double Bed, Antique Walnut Furniture & Tempur-Pedic Mattress

    "Green" Bedroom w/ Double Bed, Antique Walnut Furniture & Tempur-Pedic Mattress

  • Gas Fireplace & Living Room

    Gas Fireplace & Living Room

  • Dining Room Nook, looking out into Front Garden

    Dining Room Nook, looking out into Front Garden

  • Back Courtyard, looking into Covered Patio/Lanai Area

    Back Courtyard, looking into Covered Patio/Lanai Area

  • Another View of the Back Courtyard

    Another View of the Back Courtyard

  • Looking into Guest Bathroom, with glassed-in Bath and Shower

    Looking into Guest Bathroom, with glassed-in Bath and Shower

  • Looking out the front gate beneathe the cork tree.  Peek-of-ocean view not shown

    Looking out the front gate beneathe the cork tree. Peek-of-ocean view not shown

  • Front patio

    Front patio

  • LIving room with gas fireplace

    LIving room with gas fireplace

  • Back walkway

    Back walkway

VRBO #4851

This listing was first published here in 2000.

Date last modified - Friday, August 19, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/07/2016

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